Antonyms


Direction: A word in capital letters is followed by four words. Choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word given in capital letters.

  1. ELAN
    1. Brashness
    2. Dignity
    3. Composure
    4. Nervousness

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    As we know that ,
    Opposite of enthusiasm would be nervousness,
    Composure means calmness,
    Dignity is calm and serious manner,
    Brashness is opposite to composure.

    Correct Option: D

    As we know that ,
    Elan means vigor or energy and enthusiasm, opposite of enthusiasm would be nervousness, composure means calmness, dignity is calm and serious manner while brashness is opposite to composure.
    Hence , Nervousness is opposite of ELAN .


  1. PENCHANT
    1. Disinclination
    2. Lone
    3. Directness
    4. Lack of skill

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    As we know that ,
    Disinclination is opposite of Penchant word .

    Correct Option: A

    As we know that ,
    Penchant is a natural inclination towards something, lone means only, alone, single.
    Therefore , Disinclination is opposite of Penchant word .



  1. SUBLIME
    1. Base
    2. Concise
    3. Partial
    4. Insist

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    As we know that ,
    base is anything low, ordinary,
    Concise means short or compact,
    Partial is not complete, and Insist is to make a request.

    Correct Option: A

    As we know that ,
    Sublime is magnificent and great, base is anything low, ordinary, concise means short or compact, partial is not complete, and Insist is to make a request.
    Therefore , required word is base .


  1. PRIMITIVE
    1. Polite
    2. Naive
    3. Weak
    4. Sophisticated

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    As we know that ,
    Primitive means of the very old time, and thus not very developed or refined, Naive means inexperienced.

    Correct Option: D

    As we know that ,
    Primitive means of the very old time, and thus not very developed or refined, sophisticated is well-refined and well mannered, Naive means inexperienced.
    Hence , sophisticated is antonym of Primitive .



  1. REGRESSION
    1. Reverse
    2. Relapse
    3. Regenerate
    4. Retreat

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    As we know that,
    Reverse, Relapse and Retreat all mean going back. Regenerate on the other hand means to create a new life, go ahead.

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    Regression means to go back or return; reverse, relapse and retreat all mean going back. Regenerate on the other hand means to create a new life, go ahead. Thus is the antonym.
    Therefore , Regenerate is antonym of Regression .